Ouroboros bangle and cuff set | silver ouroboros bangle with African glass, rustic silver cuff

$80.98

Shipping to United States: Free

A bangle and cuff set to wear stacked together, individually or with your other arm candy:

- Ouroboros snake bangle with African glass and pewter charms
- A solid, organically shaped and textured rustic pewter cuff

Ouroboros bangle: Around 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) inner diameter and 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) inner circumference
Organic Cuff: Around 7 inches (17 1/2) cm to end plus 1 1 /4 inches (3 cm) opening at the back. The cuff is nice and solid but you can gently but firmly, squeeze the ends together to slightly reduce the width of the opening at the back for a narrower wrist.

The bangle and cuff are are sand cast in lead free pewter. I do not use commercial molds but, rather I create my own, adding texture and detailing to the sand mold (which can only be used once) before casting, so each piece is unique.

The snake coiled around on itself is a ubiquitous and ancient symbol. The ouroboros represents many things; the concept of cycles and transformation, the mystery of time, and the cycle of life itself.

Care:
Pewter is a relatively soft metal that has been used for jewelry and adornments dating back to Ancient Romans, Egyptians and Celts. It is darker and less shiny than silver, which makes it perfect for my pieces which are purposefully organic or rustic. Pewter does not tarnish like silver but will dull (buff with polishing cloth or fine steel wool to bring up the shine) and occasional coat of natural wax or oil polish will preserve the patina. As pewter is a 'soft' metal it will mark more readily (although my pieces are designed to be robust and the odd mark will only add to my aesthetic).

I oxidize my pieces with a dark patina, which brings out the textures, and seal with a natural wax polish (the black patina may, occasionally, transfer to your skin; this is quite normal and easily removed with water).

My work is purposefully rustic and raw. I use salvaged elements and metals which I manipulate and play with to add texture and dimension; bold pieces; big stones and chunky chains. Beautifully broken jewelry for the free of spirit and wild at heart.

Shipping from Australia

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still shipping internationally - what is the impact of the Coronavirus on shipping?

Yes, I am continuing to ship internationally (from here in Australia). However, most countries are experiencing delays to shipping as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please visit my shop's 'Announcement' section (top of my shop's homepage) for the latest information: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/quisnam

Always feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Do you wrap your items?

All my items are securely packaged and wrapped in new and clean recycled packaging.

I try to keep my environmental footprint as light as possible so I use ephemera (vintage sewing pattern tissue, old unwanted books and Atlases) in my wrapping.

Can I return my purchase for a refund?

Absolutely. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery (please note: purchasers are responsible for return postage costs but I will issue a refund upon proof of postage, so you don't have to wait).

What's your aesthetic and your pricing philsophy?

My work is purposefully raw. I use natural stones, crystals and salvaged materials, as these hold more meaning than shiny new things. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts; stitches, tool marks, natural texture and patina - these tell the story of a pieces' journey with me. I love that one of my customers described my work as 'beautifully broken' because there is great beauty in what some consider to be imperfection.

Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating. When you purchase one of my pieces you are getting something that is unique and which has taken many hours to create.

Custom and personalized orders

My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.

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